The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    When you get it, just make sure you get one for me too.[​IMG]
     
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    What is everyone's favorite Rolex model? Does anyone have a gold daydate with white face and roman numerals? If so, can you post some pictures?
     


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    Don't have that one. But I have a few favorites:


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    My favorite Rolex models are the Daytona, the Sub, Explorer 2, GMT and Explorer. New or vintage, those are the models that capture my interest.

    As for the Day-Date, I've never had a desire to own one. The "President bracelet" has always been more prone to stretch than a gold Oyster...so if I ever were considering a Day-Date I would only get one on an Oyster bracelet. If going for a vintage gold Rolex it would be a Daytona, Sub or GMT...and for modern gold ones it would be the rose gold black dial Daytona.

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    I've always liked the simplicity of the OysterDate myself.
     


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    Ah, I originally asked what this piece was, as it was vaguely familiar. It's of course the 5208, and this is a picture of it on Thierry Stern's wrist, right?

    I hear it's fairly affordable.......
     
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    :laugh: i believe they are fetching close to a mil.
     


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    That is nasty. I think owning Patek is my dream job. I want a Lange Pour le Merite Tourby.

    Watch this review if you want to cry:



    Edit: maybe this is not his watch?
     
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    Another lovely piece, and far less pricey.
     


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    That is an awesome review. Hilarious.
     


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    just watched the "review" lolwtf.
     


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    But really, truly, madly deeply, who can ever argue with that profound statement about "Vacheron still being kind of funky....." [​IMG]
     


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    My favorite take-a-ways: “It is alright” -- in regards to a RL “It is pretty cool I mean like, you can check out the back, there is lots to look at, it has those crazy engravings and stuff, I mean, overall, it is a pretty cool watch” “I picked up this watch for about 15 grand on eBay” These Germans are pretty wicked about their engineering… I mean I don’t know, just take a look for yourself” “Vacheron… I don’t know, those guys are just kind of funky”
     


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    Newcomer, I absolutely loved watching that video. That is, when I wasn't wincing. Thanks for sharing - made my night hehe. [​IMG]
     


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    mimo, great posts from Dino, apropos and others earlier on in this thread, so I'm not going to repeat much of what they've so elegantly stated. I wonder if much of it is really like "fashion" and your own personal sense of "style" - whether the answer is "what you can pull off personally and confidently." Personally of course you know I go for the relatively smaller sizes (36mm or so, I even had a 33mm Patek 3919 at one point).

    However, I do wonder myself if there's a certain range beyond or outside of which it's just "wrong." I've shared that my wife can get away with wearing my watches given that our wrists are of similar size, but I do not think I can get away with wearing her 26mm-sized ladies watches. Also, I don't know how large wrists actually go with folks who frequent this thread, but I wonder if ANY of us can pull off wearing this 72mm Soviet-era big boy:


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    P.S. I wish I could say that this pic was a joke or hoax but I literally know someone who's expecting this in the mail soon. And he is very, very excited. On the plus side, I think this would make a good desk clock.
     


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